IOC blames fans for jamming race transmissions

The road races through London this weekend were two of the more popular spectator events, and, according to the IOC, maybe they were too popular. BBC says its commentator Chris Boardman had to use his own watch to estimate timings after electronic updates failed to reach commentators on two straight days. While the BBC put the blame on Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) for the malfunction, Olympic organisers threw spectators under the bus (or cycles), explaining that fans’ sending updates to Twitter while watching the race had in effect jammed transmissions of race information.

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